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Posted at: Nov 6, 2016, 2:15 AM; last updated: Nov 6, 2016, 9:41 AM (IST)PUNJAB ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS — 1957

8 Triangular Contests In Punjab

CHANDIGARH, Feb.4.

There will be eight triangular fights, including one between Sardar Gurdial Singh Dhillon, Speaker of the Punjab Assembly, S. Jagjit Singh (Communist) and Mr. Dalip Singh (Jan Sangh) in the Tarn Taran general constituency.

Mr. Ram Kishan, Deputy Minister, is faced by four candidates, including Mr. Lal Chand Sabbarwal (Jan Sangh), and Mr Ved Vyas (P.S.P) in the Jullundur north-east constituency.

Lala Jagat Narain, the former education minister and General Secretary of the newly-found Lok Raj Party, is opposed by seven other candidates, including Shrimati Sita Devi (Congress), Mr. Satish Loomba (Communist) in the Jullundur South constituency.


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Prominent Players


Six candidates, including one Communist, are pitted against the Congress candidate, Sardar Gurbachan Singh Bajwa for the Srigobindpur seat of the State Assembly. 

There will be a multi-cornered contest in the Majithia constituency where Dr Prakash Kaur, Deputy Minister, is the Congress nominee.

For the Amritsar City Civil Lines seat there are five candidates, including Sardar Sarup Singh (Congress sitting) Capt. Keshab Chander, President of the Maha Punjab Samiti and Vice President of the Hindu Mahasabha.

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